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The Senate Finally Listens: Removes Major Obstacle to Conservative Judges
ACLJ ^ | 11 October 2017

Posted on 10/12/2017 8:31:51 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the Senate Majority leader, has heard our demand for action and reform. He has just removed an archaic procedural rule that has been misused by the left to block conservative federal judicial nominees from ever getting a vote—or even a hearing. It is called the Senate “blue slip,” but you will not find it in the Constitution.

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution gives a clear and efficient procedure for nomination and confirmation of judges: “He [the President] shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint…other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States.” These extra-constitutional and extraneous Senate “courtesies” fall outside the requirements of the Constitution, are regularly abused by the Left, and add red tape to what the Founder’s had intended to be a clear, transparent, and democratic process.

Today’s rule change marks a return to the simple, efficient, constitutional model of judicial confirmation. As Senate Majority Leader McConnell explained, the “blue slip” will now be viewed “‘as simply notification of how you're going to vote, not as an opportunity to blackball’ a nominee.” The Senate has heard your voice and removed a major barrier to the confirmation of highly qualified conservative justices. Now, all Senator’s have an equal voice, and no Senator can single handedly stonewall the President’s judicial nominees.

Now it is time for the Senate to quickly move forward with confirmation of eminently qualified judges. It’s time to end the anti-Christian bigotry and attacks on judicial nominees for being men and women of faith. Our message to the Senate is clear: it’s time to vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at aclj.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bluesliprule; blueslips; mcconnellsenaterule; pmcconnellblueslip; senaterule; trump; trumpwinsagain
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1 posted on 10/12/2017 8:31:51 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

They didn’t listen to us. They listened to their big donors that told them to get on the stick and do something or the money would dry up.


2 posted on 10/12/2017 8:34:31 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

I thought Grassely had the final say on this and said that there would be no change in the procedure?


3 posted on 10/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: facedown

“I thought Grassely had the final say on this and said that there would be no change in the procedure?”

I heard that too, so which is it?


4 posted on 10/12/2017 8:36:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

You mean the turtle Mcturtle has partially righted himself off his carapace? Nah.


5 posted on 10/12/2017 8:36:48 PM PDT by Fungi (90 percent of all soil biomass is a fungus. Fungi rule the world.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Very good news.


6 posted on 10/12/2017 8:38:00 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: Uncle Sam 911

If true.


7 posted on 10/12/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Uncle Sam 911

Don’t believe it until they are confirmed.


8 posted on 10/12/2017 8:39:39 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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9 posted on 10/12/2017 8:41:27 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Now give McConnell the “PINK SLIP”, and I don’t mean a skirt.


10 posted on 10/12/2017 8:41:52 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

He could have done this years ago, or at least when Trump got sworn in so that there wouldn’t be so many vacancies on important federal courts.

Another reason to give him the “PINK SLIP”.


11 posted on 10/12/2017 8:43:13 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: facedown

That is, in essence, what I heard over the last day or two.

THE most critical thing that Turtleman McConnell needs to do now is to simply speed up the voting on Trump’s judicial nominees. If that means keeping the Senate is session 24 hours a day, 7 day’s a week with no “go back to the district” recesses, McConnell needs to do it. Make the ‘RATS do the 30 hours of unneeded “debate”, that they insist upon for each nominee, during the dead of night.


12 posted on 10/12/2017 8:49:14 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Now we need to work on that 30 days debate per judge that McConnell promised. McConnell made sure that Soetoro’s judicial appointments were expedited, maybe 30 minutes, or seconds.


13 posted on 10/12/2017 8:49:53 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: Parley Baer
He had the final say until the paymasters had their final say.
14 posted on 10/12/2017 8:50:42 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Harvey Weinstein might like that on ole Mitch. LOL


15 posted on 10/12/2017 8:50:43 PM PDT by txnativegop (The political left, Mankinds intellectual hemlock)
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To: facedown

Grassley said he would not change the policy.


16 posted on 10/12/2017 8:52:39 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Lurkinanloomin

McConnell hasn’t backed down on hos promise of 30 days’ debate per judge. What with vacancies continually opening up that should keep the senate occupied and the bench unfilled through Trump’s first four years. Judge debates should be sufficient excuse for Mcconnell to stall everything else, like tax cuts and the Wall for years. The turtle needs to be posted.


17 posted on 10/12/2017 8:53:42 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

What good is a pink slip? That’s how we got that Democrat (shhhh) Ryan for Speaker of the House.


18 posted on 10/12/2017 8:55:31 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: facedown; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

This is from ACLJ which is a little slow on the take and I am being generous. They have been fooled by McConnell’s sleight of hand.

Grassley announced today he ain’t changing jack. ACLJ didn’t connect the dots to that.


19 posted on 10/12/2017 9:02:04 PM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: facedown

Listen for the sound of the confirmation votes, not the current jibber jabber.


20 posted on 10/12/2017 9:17:44 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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